Monthly Archives: November 2015

New phase of carbon discovered: Making diamonds at room temperature

Scientists have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed a technique for using Q-carbon to make diamond-related structures at room temperature and...

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As seen from space: ‘Earth’s connecting point to the rest of the universe’ — and a fierce legal battleground too

Click on this arresting photograph of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano, shot from orbit, and then see if you can make out a series of white structures on the summit. See them? They form a 'C' right at the top. (For an original, high resolution version of the image, go here.) These are some of the 13 working telescopes near the volcano's summit, as seen from the International Space Station on Nov. 1, 2015 and posted today by NASA's Earth Observatory. As the website for the University of Ha

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Inflammation is associated with bone growth

Researchers use induced pluripotent stem cells in a mouse model to show that diseased bone growth may be stimulated by a key molecule for inflammation. Inhibition of activin-A was found to repress the bone overgrowth typically seen in fibrodysplasia os...

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Inflammation is associated with bone growth

Researchers use induced pluripotent stem cells in a mouse model to show that diseased bone growth may be stimulated by a key molecule for inflammation. Inhibition of activin-A was found to repress the bone overgrowth typically seen in fibrodysplasia os...

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Basal insulin peglispro beats glargine for glycemic control

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes, basal insulin peglispro (BIL) provides better glycemic control than insulin glargine, with increased triglycerides, aminotransferases, and liver fat content, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in Diabetes Care.

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